Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand

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Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand
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Saint Sava Church, Adelaide
Location
Territory Australia and New Zealand
Headquarters Sydney
Statistics
Population
- Total

150,000 + est.
Information
Denomination Eastern Orthodox
Sui iuris church Serbian Orthodox Church
Established 1964
Language Church Slavonic
Serbian
Current leadership
Bishop Siluan Mrakić
Map
Map of Eparchies of Serbian Orthodox Church (including Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric)-en.svg
Website
[1]

The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand (Serbian: Српска православна епархија аустралијско-новозеландска) is an Eastern Orthodox diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, with jurisdiction over Australia and New Zealand. Since 2011, it has a honorary rank of Metropolitanate. Its headquarters are in Renwick Street, Alexandria, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[1] Bishop Siluan (Mrakić) of Australia and New Zealand was enthroned on 22 October 2016 at the St. George Historic Cathedral in Cabramatta at the hands of His Grace Longin (Krčo) of the Diocese of New Gracanica - Midwestern America.

The Metropolitanate has 51 parishes and monasteries in Australia in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia and in New Zealand.

Serbian Orthodox monasteries in Australia[edit]

  • "Saint Sava" - New Kalenich Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Hall - Wallaro, New South Wales
  • "Protection Of The Most Holy Theotokos" Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Tallong, Marulan, New South Wales
  • "Saint Sava" Serbian Orthodox Monastery, Elaine, Victoria
  • "Nativity Of The Most Holy Theotokos" Serbian Orthodox Skete, Inglewood, South Australia

There is a growing monastic presence in the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand.

Former Hierarchs of Australia and New Zealand, Patriarchal Diocese[edit]

  • Bishop Dionisije (Milivojević) of United States and Canada, 1939-1964 (defrocked in 1964)
  • Bishop Lavrentije (Trifunović) of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, 1964-1974
  • Bishop Nikolai (Mrdja) of Australia and New Zealand, 1974-1980
  • Bishop Vasilije (Vadić) of Australia and New Zealand, 1980-1986
  • Bishop Longin (Krčo) of Australia and New Zealand, 1986-1992
  • Bishop Luka (Kovačević) of Australia and New Zealand, 1993-1999
  • Bishop Irinej Dobrijević of Australia and New Zealand, 2006-2016

Former Hierarchs of Australia and New Zealand, Free Serbian (1963-1992) and New Gracanica (1992-2000)[edit]

(Considered schismatic by the Serbian Orthodox Church until reconciliation in 1991-1992)

  • Bishop Dionisije (Milivojević) of United States and Canada, 1963-1966
  • Bishop Dimitrije (Balač) of America and Canada, 1966-1979
  • Bishop Petar (Bankerović) of Australia and New Zealand, 1979-1988
  • Metropolitan Irenej (Kovačević) of America and Canada, 1988-1991 (as Administrator)
  • Bishop Vasilije (Veinović) of Australia and New Zealand, 1991-1993
  • Bishop Sava (Jurić) of Australia and New Zealand, 1994-1999

Former Hierarchs of the New Gracanica and for the Patriarchal Dioceses[edit]

(Between 1999 and 2006, the bishop of the New Gracanica Diocese administered the Patriarchal Diocese)

  • Bishop Nikanor (Bogunović) of Australia and New Zealand, 1999-2003
  • Bishop Milutin (Knežević) of Australia and New Zealand. 2003-2006

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese." Diocese of Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved on 27 February 2011. "EPISCOPAL HEADQUARTERS 14 Renwick St, Alexandria NSW 2015"

External links[edit]